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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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11.1. Current Hurdles to Using RFID

The following are some of the main hurdles cited for not using RFID in a business:

  • Too expensive

  • Too complex/does not work

  • Existing solutions suffice

  • Does not offer any business advantages

  • Does not apply

The following subsections take a closer look at these reasons and some ways to bypass these roadblocks.

11.1.1. Too Expensive

This is probably the most common factor cited for not using RFID. Although RFID tags and readers are not some of the cheapest items available today, the prices are falling rapidly, and the technology is improving at an impressive rate. Therefore, if RFID is dismissed today solely based on this factor, the business is strongly advised to revisit its business cases at least once in the next ...

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